Hartley open to Hearts return

Experienced Bristol City midfielder Paul Hartley is open to a move back to Scotland as it remains unclear whether he feature's in new boss Steve Coppell's plans for the coming season.

Experienced Bristol City midfielder Paul Hartley is open to a move back to Scotland as it remains unclear whether he feature's in new boss Steve Coppell's plans for the coming season.

Hearts are said to be tracking the progress of the ex-Scotland international and will make their move if his services are no longer required at Ashton Gate.

Hartley told the Bristol Evening Post: "I would never say never. I had a great time at Hearts and I know Jim Jeffries well, having spoken to him over the years.

"I have another year left on my contract here, but I've always wanted to come back up the road, to be fair. I'll just wait and see what happens."

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